File Extension Library

.MCWORLD File Extension

  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Zip

What are .MCWORLD files and how to open them?

Can't open .MCWORLD file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .MCWORLD file.

What is a .MCWORLD file extension?

.MCWORLD file extension has been classified as Game Files. The format of .MCWORLD file is Zip

.MCWORLD is Minecraft World Backup File

A MCWORLD file contains files that make up a world in Minecraft, a popular block-building game. It stores multiple files, such as .DAT and .TXT files compressed with ZIP compression. MCWORLD files are typically used to backup a world or transfer a world to another Minecraft user.

MCWORLD files may be created by a program such as Minecraft Launcher, (MinecraftSP.exe) a custom application launcher for Minecraft. They may also be created by a user when he zips the world files into one .ZIP file then renames the extension from ".zip" to ".mcworld".

Since MCWORLD files are saved in a ZIP format, they can be expanded using a Zip decompression utility. The MCWORLD file can also be opened in Infdev, which is the third phase in Minecraft's development cycle and is only playable in single player Survival mode. You can access it by selecting "New Profile" and "Allow infdev" in Minecraft.

List of all softwares that can open the Minecraft World Backup File
Mojang Minecraft
Corel WinZip 23
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Mojang Minecraft
Mojang Minecraft

How to fix problems with .MCWORLD files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .MCWORLD files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .MCWORLD file format
  2. You need to check the .MCWORLD file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)